Freed women relate stories of violence, starvation and emotional abuse.
New legislation would expand the range of non-custodial available to courts.
Civilians and soldiers alike are denied medical care and subjected to arbitrary punishment by Russian forces and their proxies.
With some 1.5 million Ukrainians already expelled to Russia, legal experts weigh options for prosecution.
Moscow refuses to acknowledge thousands of detentions as prisoners families’ fear for their fate.
Nearly 100 people from the impoverished neighbourhood were detained in connection with the July 2021 protests.
Case highlights growing pressures on free expression in Central Asian state.
Arrests seen as a way for Kazak authorities to justify their claim that the clashes were sparked by external forces.
While Brussels is keen to provide technical help and mediation, its role can only go so far.
As Azerbaijan captures 13 Armenian servicemen amid the worst fighting since the 2020 war, the fate of other prisoners of war remains uncertain.